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Sheffield United vs Arsenal Preview, prediction and odds

Sheffield United vs Arsenal Preview, prediction and odds
Sheffield United vs Arsenal Preview, prediction and odds June 27, 2020 June 27, 2020 David Nugent
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Prediction and odds for the game: Sheffield United (2/1) v Arsenal (7/5)

We are backing the draw at odds of 23/10

When: Sunday, 28th June 2020, Kick-off 13:00

Where: Bramall Lane

On Sunday afternoon, Sheffield United and Arsenal go head-to-head at Bramall Lane in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Sheffield United

The Blades have made a poor return after the restart of the Premier League, suffering back-to-back 3-0 defeats against Manchester City and Newcastle after a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa. Those results mean that Chris Wilder’s team has failed to score in their last three matches.

The team from Yorkshire have enjoyed a promising campaign despite the recent blip in form. They could still qualify for Europe through the league, but the FA Cup gives the Blades a genuine opportunity to win silverware.

They needed extra time to see off Reading in the last round. Wilder’s team have also beaten lower league Fylde and Millwall in this season’s competition.

Their recent home form will give Sheffield United belief that they can book their place in the last four of the competition. The Blades have won four of their last six competitive matches at Bramall Lane.

The fact that they have taken four points off the Gunners in the Premier League this season is also a positive for the home team.

Arsenal

The Gunners have experienced a mediocre campaign so far this season. Winning silverware would certainly show that head coach Mikel Arteta has the team moving in the right direction.

Their form since the restart has been mixed. After suffering consecutive league defeats against Manchester City and Brighton, the team from north London recorded a 2-0 victory over Southampton last time out. The Gunners are still in the race for the European spots in the Premier League, just like their hosts. However, the FA Cup remains the visitors only hope of winning a trophy this season.

Arsenal have eliminated Leeds United, Bournemouth and Portsmouth to make it to the last eight of the famous old competition. Considering the Gunners have failed to beat the home side in either of the league games this season, the Blades may prove to be a tougher obstacle than those faced earlier in the competition.

The team from north London have a mixed recent away record. The win at Southampton ended a run of two straight away defeats though. Arteta’s team also have a decent recent defensive record on the road, having kept clean sheets in four of their previous six away matches.

Conclusion

Neither team has exactly been in stellar form heading into this quarter-finals. The Blades have struggled to regain momentum following the restart, while Arsenal have been inconsistent. We are backing the draw at odds of 23/10, as we believe this game will be a tight encounter, so we are also backing under 2.5 goals scored.

Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 23/10 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 7/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.